Sociological Methods & Research

(The median citation count of Sociological Methods & Research is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
A Crash Course in Good and Bad Controls103
Non-invariance? An Overstated Problem With Misconceived Causes40
Participant Observation, Observant Participation, and Hybrid Ethnography39
Abductive Coding: Theory Building and Qualitative (Re)Analysis38
Using Interviews to Understand Why: Challenges and Strategies in the Study of Motivated Action23
The Living Codebook: Documenting the Process of Qualitative Data Analysis20
Why Measurement Invariance is Important in Comparative Research. A Response to Welzel et al. (2021)19
A Method for Studying Differences in Segregation Across Time and Space19
The Problem of Scaling in Exponential Random Graph Models19
What Do We Mean By a “Hard-to-reach” Population? Legitimacy Versus Precarity as Barriers to Access16
A Robustness Test Protocol for Applied QCA: Theory and R Software Application16
A Comparison of Three Popular Methods for Handling Missing Data: Complete-Case Analysis, Inverse Probability Weighting, and Multiple Imputation15
Making Things Possible14
Moving Beyond Linear Regression: Implementing and Interpreting Quantile Regression Models With Fixed Effects14
Critical Event Analysis in Case Study Research13
Robustness and Model Selection in Configurational Causal Modeling13
The Gap-Closing Estimand: A Causal Approach to Study Interventions That Close Disparities Across Social Categories11
Measuring the Nature of Individual Sequences11
Uncertainty, Possibility, and Causal Power in QCA11
Inter-Rater Reliability Methods in Qualitative Case Study Research11
Politics as Usual? Measuring Populism, Nationalism, and Authoritarianism in U.S. Presidential Campaigns (1952–2020) with Neural Language Models10
Machine Learning as a Model for Cultural Learning: Teaching an Algorithm What it Means to be Fat10
Open-ended versus Closed Probes: Assessing Different Formats of Web Probing8
A Meta-analysis of Studies on the Performance of the Crosswise Model8
Contextual Text Coding: A Mixed-methods Approach for Large-scale Textual Data7
Measuring Class Hierarchies in Postindustrial Societies: A Criterion and Construct Validation of EGP and ESEC Across 31 Countries7
In Search of a Comparable Measure of Generalized Individual Religiosity in the World Values Survey6
Evidence of Validity Does not Rule out Systematic Bias: A Commentary on Nomological Noise and Cross-Cultural Invariance6
Coping With Plenitude: A Computational Approach to Selecting the Right Algorithm6
Mobilizing the Masses: Measuring Resource Mobilization on Twitter6
Attendance, Completion, and Heterogeneous Returns to College: A Causal Mediation Approach6
Relevant, Irrelevant, or Ambiguous? Toward a New Interpretation of QCA’s Solution Types6
Image Clustering: An Unsupervised Approach to Categorize Visual Data in Social Science Research6
Video Data Analysis and Police Body-Worn Camera Footage6
Marginal and Conditional Confounding Using Logits6
Introduction to Neural Transfer Learning With Transformers for Social Science Text Analysis5
Are National Family Surveys Biased toward the Happy Family? A Multiactor Analysis of Selective Survey Nonresponse5
Bounding Causes of Effects With Mediators5
A New Approach to Detecting Cheating in Sensitive Surveys: The Cheating Detection Triangular Model5
The Augmented Social Scientist: Using Sequential Transfer Learning to Annotate Millions of Texts with Human-Level Accuracy5
Do Quantitative and Qualitative Research Reflect two Distinct Cultures? An Empirical Analysis of 180 Articles Suggests “no”5
How to Interpret the Effect of Covariates on the Extreme Categories in Ordinal Data Models5
Updating a Time-Series of Survey Questions: The Case of Abortion Attitudes in the General Social Survey5
Against the Mainstream: On the Limitations of Non-Invariance Diagnostics: Response to Fischer et al. and Meuleman et al.5
Method Bias Mechanisms and Procedural Remedies5
A Partial Simulation Study of Phantom Effects in Multilevel Analysis of School Effects: The Case of School Socioeconomic Composition5
Theoretical Foundations and Limits of Word Embeddings: What Types of Meaning can They Capture?4
From Ends to Means: The Promise of Computational Text Analysis for Theoretically Driven Sociological Research4
Optimizing Consistency and Coverage in Configurational Causal Modeling4
The Social Autopsy4
An Improved Two-stage Randomized Response Model for Estimating the Proportion of Sensitive Attribute4
Improving Estimates Accuracy of Voter Transitions. Two New Algorithms for Ecological Inference Based on Linear Programming4
Fear Not Scarcity but Inequality, Not Poverty but Instability4
Linking Input Inequality and Outcome Inequality4
A Language-Based Method for Assessing Symbolic Boundary Maintenance between Social Groups4
Using Inverse Probability Weighting to Address Post-Outcome Collider Bias4
Do Different Devices Perform Equally Well with Different Numbers of Scale Points and Response Formats? A test of measurement invariance and reliability4
Estimation and sensitivity analysis for causal decomposition in health disparity research4
A Theory of Higher Order Interactions Between Sensitive Variables: Empirical Evidences and an Application to a Variety of Smoking3
Surveys in Communities Divided by Ethnicity and Conflict: Challenges, Possible Solutions, and Lessons Learned from a Survey in Jos, Nigeria3
Who Does What to Whom? Making Text Parsers Work for Sociological Inquiry3
Network Diffusion Under Homophily and Consolidation as a Mechanism for Social Inequality3
The Potential for Using a Shortened Version of the Everyday Discrimination Scale in Population Research with Young Adults: A Construct Validation Investigation3
Understanding the “Grievance Studies Affair” Papers and Why They Should Be Reinstated: A Response to Geoff Cole3
Transforming Family Resemblance Concepts into Fuzzy Sets3
Visual Design and Cognition in List-Style Open-Ended Questions in Web Probing3
Elucidating the Social – Developing Social Process Tracing as an Integrative Framework3
From Strange to Normal: Computational Approaches to Examining Immigrant Incorporation Through Shifts in the Mainstream3
Response Behavior and Quality of Survey Data: Comparing Elderly Respondents in Institutions and Private Households3
Is the Acknowledgment of Earned Entitlement Effect Robust Across Experimental Modes and Populations?3
The Effects of Open-Ended Probes on Closed Survey Questions in Web Surveys2
Applying Responsive Survey Design to Small-Scale Surveys: Campus Surveys of Sexual Misconduct2
How to Borrow Information From Unlinked Data? A Relative Density Approach for Predicting Unobserved Distributions2
Promise Into Practice: Application of Computer Vision in Empirical Research on Social Distancing2
Self-protecting responses in randomized response designs: A survey on intimate partner violence during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic2
Estimating the Uncertainty of a Small Area Estimator Based on a Microsimulation Approach2
Sample Selection Matters: Moving Toward Empirically Sound Qualitative Research2
What Good is Qualitative Literacy Without Data Transparency?2
Modeling the Bias of Digital Data: An Approach to Combining Digital With Official Statistics to Estimate and Predict Migration Trends2
The Extended Computational Case Method: A Framework for Research Design2
A Bayesian Semi-Parametric Approach for Modeling Memory Decay in Dynamic Social Networks2
An Empirical Comparison of Four Generalized Trust Scales: Test–Retest Reliability, Measurement Invariance, Predictive Validity, and Replicability2
A Method for Estimating Individual Socioeconomic Status of Twitter Users2
Theory Building, Case Dependence, and Researchers’ Bounded Rationality: An Illustration From Studies of Innovation Diffusion2
Analyzing factorial survey data with structural equation models2
Concrete Counterfactual Tests for Process Tracing: Defending an Interventionist Potential Outcomes Framework2
Sequential On-Device Multitasking within Online Surveys: A Data Quality and Response Behavior Perspective2
Improving Fairness in Criminal Justice Algorithmic Risk Assessments Using Optimal Transport and Conformal Prediction Sets2
A Tale of Twin Dependence: A New Multivariate Regression Model and an FGLS Estimator for Analyzing Outcomes With Network Dependence2
Exploring and Correcting the Bias in the Estimation of the Gini Measure of Inequality2
The Effect of Question Positioning on Data Quality in Web Surveys2